You know, every time I think I’m woefully unprepared to raise a child, something like this comes along that assures me that no matter how much I screw up, I’ll still be better than the worst of what’s out there. This is video that Alaskan mother Jessica Beagley submitted to Dr. Phil for review because she can’t get her adopted son to behave. The mushroom-haired harpy has tried everything, from dumping hot sauce in his mouth to forcing him to take cold showers. And now she’s facing child abuse charges:
On Friday, Jessica Beagley pleaded not guilty through her attorney Friday at an arraignment in a packed basement courtroom in downtown Anchorage…
The video, originally aired on the show during a November 2010 segment called “Mommy Confessions” and later posted online, shows her disciplining her adopted son by pouring hot sauce into his mouth and forcing him into a cold shower. Beagley’s 10-year-old daughter shot the video, which the family sent to “Dr. Phil” producers hoping to get help with the boy’s behavior, according to transcripts from the show.
“I wish I wasn’t to this point,” Beagley tells McGraw. “I don’t know what to do with this child.” [Anchorage Daily News]
I’d be happy to help Beagley come up with new parenting ideas. By hitting her in the head with a shovel.